Recognized as a meaningful benchmark, the study reports, “researchers measured the impact of a series of strategic quality improvement interventions on the hospital’s nulliparous term singleton vertex (NTSV) cesarean rate, or the proportion of single babies carried to at least 37 weeks in the vertex position born to women whose first baby was delivered via cesarean.”
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Barrett E. Results delivered: Quality improvement efforts yield lower C-section rate. Harvard Medical School. 2017.
Vadnais MA, Hacker MR, Shah MT, Jordan J, Modest AA, Siegel M, Golen TH. Quality improvement initiatives lead to reduction in nulliparous term singleton vertex cesarean delivery rate.The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2017; 43(2):53-61. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jcjq.2016.11.008.